Latest Intravenous immunoglobulin Stories

2012-11-23 10:52:09

Immune globulin replacement began decades ago as a treatment for patients who could not make their own protective antibodies, but has proven to have much broader benefits than originally expected. With new uses regularly being discovered for this limited and expensive resource, including as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease, now is the time to discover exactly how intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) treatments work, and to engineer a protein that can provide similar benefits,...

2012-07-24 23:00:20

A new study presented on July 17th, 2012, at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2012 in Vancouver revealed Alzheimer's disease symptoms long-term (three-year) stabilization with Gammagard. Gammagard, manufactured by Baxter, is an intravenous solution that is made from human plasma (intravenous immunoglobulin, or IVIG). It is a sterile solution, which helps the body maintain immunity and fight disease. In February 1994, Gammagard was pulled off from the global market because...

2012-07-19 23:01:27

Specialty biotech distributor BDI Pharma announced that Sales Revenues through the first two fiscal quarters of 2012 represented an increase of more than thirty-five percent (35%) compared with the same time period in 2011, with both Hemophilia and IVIG sales continuing to track ahead of 2011 in both revenue and units of distribution. Columbia, SC (PRWEB) July 19, 2012 BDI Pharma, Inc. (BDI), the nation's fastest growing national distributor of specialty biotherapeutics, announced that...

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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.